Washington, D.C.-based George and Linda Meyers have opened La Chiusa, an 18-room boutique hotel in Tuscany with its own Michelin-star restaurant.

The property, formerly called the Pullman Plaza Hotel, is owned by Pullman Hospitality and managed by Regal Hospitality.

The design aesthetic will combine the heritage of “La Dolce Vita” with the modernism and design of French “art de vivre.”

Briad Lodging Group owns and manages the Homewood Suites by Hilton Poughkeepsie, which is scheduled to open on May 17.

At the end of March, the U.S. construction project pipeline stood at 5,647 projects, 236 fewer than in Q2 2008.

Net rooms growth was at 5.3 percent and RevPAR was up 1.1 percent, but net income fell from $420 million to $375 million year over year in the first quarter.

The Four Seasons Hotel Montreal, TownePlace Suites by Marriott Fort McMurray and Hampton Inn by Hilton St. Catharines Niagara have opened their doors.

Wyndham Hotels & Resorts has added the Costa Blu Beach Resort in Belize to its soft brand.